Our brother and fellow priest, Father Robert Liberty Jr., passed on from this life on April 17, 2013 at the age of 43.
Father Liberty was born on February 24, 1970 in Warren, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 7, 2003.
Father Liberty’s assignments included serving as weekend assistant at St. Lawrence Parish, Utica; associate pastor at National Shrine of the Little Flower Parish, Royal Oak; and pastor at St. Jude Parish, Detroit. Father Liberty also served as chaplain in the US Army.
Visitation will take place at Rudy Funeral Home, 25650 Van Dyke Avenue, Centerline, Sunday, April 21 from 12-9 p.m. with the Vigil Service at 7 p.m.
Father Liberty will lie in repose on Monday at National Shrine of the Little Flower Parish Church, 2100 Twelve Mile Road, Royal Oak from 10 a.m. until the celebration of his Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.
Father Liberty was predeceased by his parents, Robert Sr. and Kathalene and sister Dianna. He is survived by his sisters June (Irvin) Miller, Annette Zalucki and many nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to Mrs. June Miller, 9811 Pickerel Lake Road, Petoskey, MI 49770.